Percocet Addiction

What is Percocet and how is it used?

Percocet is a narcotic (oxycodone) and acetaminophen combination; Percocet 5 325, Percocet 512 and Percocet 10 325. Oxycodone is similar to other narcotics in terms of effect and addiction. Acetaminophen is better known as Tylenol.

Other brand names are Roxicet and Tylox. Tablets contain 25 mg oxycodone hydrochloride and 325 mg acetaminophen; 5 mg oxycodone hydrochloride and 325 mg acetaminophen; 7.5 mg oxycodone hydrochloride and 500 mg acetaminophen; 10 mg oxycodone hydrochloride and 650 mg acetaminophen.

When abused, Percocet can be taken orally in pill form, chewed, or crushed (then snorted like cocaine).

What are the side effects of Percocet abuse?

The side effects of Percocet abuse are:

  • drowsiness
  • constricted pupils
  • nausea
  • euphoria
  • dizziness
  • light-headeness
  • sedation
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • depressed feeling
  • exaggerated feeling of well-being
  • itchy skin
  • skin rash
  • slowed breathing

What are the symptoms of Percocet overdose?

The symptoms of an overdose are:

  • bluish skin
  • eyes or skin with yellow tone
  • cold and clammy skin
  • decreased or irregular breathing
  • stupor
  • coma
  • heart attack
  • low blood pressure
  • muscle weakness
  • nausea
  • slow heartbeat
  • sweating
  • vague bodily discomfort
  • vomiting

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